Today's postings

  1. [Baren 39051] Paul Furneaux exhibtion in Edinburgh ("Mike Lyon")
  2. [Baren 39052] Baren Ads & Ops Reminder to submit (Mary Kuster)
  3. [Baren 39053] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: "Mike Lyon"
Date: Mon, 08 Jun 2009 23:51:54 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39051] Paul Furneaux exhibtion in Edinburgh
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Some years back, Paul Furneaux was the first artist to stay in the cottage
at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT. I was the second
and moved in the day he moved out.

That was NOT a great year for Paul, as his studio had burned and he'd lost
virtually everything! But the prints he made while in residence at CCP were
spectacular, I thought and very inspiring to me!

He wrote me last evening to announce the opening of his exhibition at Open
Eye Gallery, 34 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh - if you're in the area DO have
a look!

Paul has a new web-site up and running as well:
-- LOTS of his excellent moku-hanga woodcuts and information to enjoy - so
go visit and ENJOY!!!!

-- Mike

Mike Lyon
Kansas City, MO
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Message 2
From: Mary Kuster
Date: Tue, 09 Jun 2009 02:56:38 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39052] Baren Ads & Ops Reminder to submit
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I will be posting the June "Ads and Ops" Newsletter/Digest on the
15th. I'll need your /ad or op/ by the 13th, please.
Submit ads to

Your ads coordinator,

Mary Kuster

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Subject: [Forest in Summer - 4] : First block finished ...
Posted by: Dave Bull

Continued from [Forest in Summer - 3] | Starting point of the thread is [Forest in Summer - 1]

As I mentioned yesterday, there was no chance for a full day's work, but the first block is now finished. (I kept track of the time, and it took 17.5 hours altogether ...) The wood was a bit softer than I'd like for a block with so many thin lines, but the fact that they are all grouped together will minimize problems when printing ...

So ... what's next? Should I 'skip around' to another area of the design, or continue with the blocks that will print this greenery ...

Let's stick with the green; here's the next one, ready to start ...

Looks a bit familiar, doesn't it!


This item is taken from the blog Woodblock RoundTable.
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Subject: Testing New Registration Board
Posted by: Annie B

One of the things that's annoying about the otherwise brilliant Japanese kento method of registration, is that you have to allow an extra 1/2 inch or more of height and width for the kento cuts on every block, so you can't use the entire block for image area. I've decided to try the new registration boards from McClain's so that the kento is separate from my blocks and I can use the entire board for image only.

For this first experiment I've used artist's tape for a kento rather than permanently cutting into the wood. Here's the block nestled into the registration jig.


I took a few proofs of the keyblock on some very thin Japanese paper, which I'll then paste onto fresh blocks to make color separations. Because the paper is so thin, I printed by rolling on waterbased Akua intaglio ink rather than using sumi ink the moku hanga style. That way I could print dry to avoid distortion of the delicate paper.


Before I paste the prints onto the new blocks I'll be refining some of the lines on the keyblock.

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This item is taken from the blog Woodblock Dreams.
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Subject: Mallorca
Posted by: JennifersCabin

Family and the house etc have eaten my time, and a swollen leg slowed me down. The leg is on the mend finally and energy levels are returning. (If you are taking statins and feel tired and aching.. then STOP the pills!). We had a three generation family holiday on the north west coast of Mallorca in glorious weather. Picture of busy artists (the grandchildren) attached together with my effort.

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This item is taken from the blog Jennifer Martindale.
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Subject: Susanna and The Voyeurs (2)
Posted by: Sharri

When I posted Susanna the other day I somehow neglected to send the photo which could be enlarged. I hope I've corrected that this time. Susanna has been a big hit and was sold at the First Friday Art Walk. This state was printed 11" x 17" and hand color with watercolor & color pencil. The paper is Digital Media archival with Epson Archival inks. Once again, that wide format printer has paid off, by golly.

This item is taken from the blog Rag & Bone.
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Subject: Turn Your Photo into Art!
Posted by: Amie Roman

I know, heard it all before, haven't you?

Not like this.

Nancy at Atelier Conti on Etsy, one of our Printsy members, has an offer to turn your photograph into a photogravure etching.

So what?

Well, what about some of those fabulous old family photos you've got stored away in your closet? Or one of your wedding photos? How about a pic you snapped on your recent vacation that just captured the moment perfectly? Turn it into a hand-pulled print, and you don't even have to do the printing!

Contact Atelier Conti for details. I'm going to rummage through my photos to see what I can come up with :)

PS - she's also got a B&B just east of Paris, France in Montmirail; check out Maison Conti. Ah, if only I had airfare...

This item is taken from the blog Burnishings.
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